/hahlm"stahd'/, n.
a seaport in SW Sweden. 76,042.

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      town and port, capital of the län (county) of Halland, southwestern Sweden, on the eastern shore of the Kattegat, at the mouth of Nissan River. The town was founded at the beginning of the 14th century and often served as the meeting place of the rulers and delegates of the three northern kingdoms. Until 1645, when the län was ceded to Sweden, Halmstad was part of Danish territory.

      Modern public buildings, such as the town hall, complement the older structures in the town centre: wood-beamed 17th-century houses, a 14th-century Gothic church, and a 15th-century Renaissance castle. In the main town square stands Carl Milles's fountain “Europa and the Bull.” There are many parks and a large preserved natural forest, Galgberget, which contains Hallandsgården, an open-air museum of old peasant cottages. Tylösand is a popular seaside resort.

      The chief industries are engineering, brewing, and textile manufacturing. Smoked salmon is a specialty. The town is home to Halmstad University. Pop. (2005 est.) mun., 88,224.

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